I know the focus is on the big user guides at the moment, but I'd like to
start a discussion about the smaller publications.
Currently, some "how-tos" and "tutorials" are provided as ODF/PDF (finished
items on the Publications wiki page, drafts on Wish List), while others are
formatted as wiki pages.
For ODF/PDF files, there is no indication on the Publications page or in
the filename to identify the version of LibreOffice targeted.
In addition, some tutorials area just links to the OpenOffice.org wiki (or
other sites), or to files that have been re-uploaded to the TDF wiki at
some point in the past.
Questions for discussion follow.
1. Is there currently a meaningful distinction between "how-to" and
"tutorial"? If not, I have a partially worked out proposal which I may post
2. Should existing files be renamed to reflect the LO version, the version
of the document, etc.? The user guides seem to have fairly consistent file
names (in particular recent versions), though I haven't yet come across any
info stipulating a format.
3. Is there a valid reason to host PDFs from OOo and other sites locally?
Or should they be replaced with links to the original page so that users
are automatically directed to the latest version?
4. Should old tutorials and how-tos be discarded if current user guides
essentially cover the topic? I can imagine a gray area where the user guide
is almost but not quite an adequate replacement, in which case the user
guide could be updated and then the tutorial discarded.